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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of users shared that the Nike Air Force 1 High SE is very comfortable.
  • This pair can be purchased at an affordable price point.
  • Generally runs true to size.
  • Many liked that this pair is easy to clean.
  • The durability of this pair was commended by many wearers.
  • The Nike AF1 Hi SE has a good ankle support, shared by many wearers.
  • The classic and stylish profile of this pair was praised by many buyers.
  • Many revealed that they will definitely recommend this pair to their friends.
  • The high-quality materials used in this shoe was applauded by many buyers.
  • The Nike Air Force 1 High SE is available in multiple colorways.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers did not like that the AF1 Hi SE needs a long break in time.
  • A couple of buyers disclosed that this pair has a poor traction on wet surfaces.
  • One reviewer complained about the insufficient ventilation of this pair.
  • Few users criticized the tad narrow width of the Nike Air Force 1 High SE.

Bottom line

Another update of the classic. Nike releases the Air Force 1 High SE with its classic features. Staying authentic to its ancestor, this model showcases the padded high-top collar with the adjustable ankle strap. This timeless profile was updated with tonal colorway and textured leather material. One striking feature is the full-length gumsole that adds pleasing aesthetics to this model. Ladies are certainly in for a treat with the launching of the women exclusive Nike Air Force 1 High SE.



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Nike Air Force 1 High SE History

The Air Force 1 was the very first basketball shoe released that bears the Nike Air technology. It was launched with the slogan “Air in the Box” to promote the little pocket of air technology used that provides support and cushioning. He used the name Air Force 1 to honor the aircraft that carries the President of the United States.

Bruce Kilgore designed the AF1 and revealed that he took inspiration from the hiking boots of Nike. He devised slanted shaft on the ankle to improve the flexibility. He also used circular pattern on the outsole to enhance the court grip.

In 1984, the Air Force 1 was discontinued but was re-launched after 2 years of hiatus. Since it came back in the market, the upswing in its sales has been unstoppable. Up till now, there are nearly 2,000 variations of the Air Force 1 released in the market. From the courts, the AF1 was able to cross the hip-hop scene. The casual wearers embraced the style of the AF1 and turned it into a lifestyle sneaker.

Nike Air Force 1 High SE Style

The Nike Air Force 1 High SE features a first-rate leather upper that adds a luxurious vibe to this lifestyle pair. This high-top sneaker has the notable ankle strap which reinforces the collar for a secure fit. This feature became a global fashion icon because of its aesthetic appeal. The Air Force 1 High SE continues to provide style on the streets and it seems to be unstoppable. Women can be seen strutting this pair with their joggers, legging, mini skirts, and dresses.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Force 1 High SE is exclusively presented in women’s sizes from 5 to 12 US in medium width. This pair generally runs true to size. It has the traditional lace-up closure with rope-like laces for a secure fit. The hook and loop closure strap provides ankle support and as well as aesthetic appeal.

Notable Features

The high-quality material used on the upper makes this pair striking for many buyers. Many buyers feel surprised upon knowing that with the high-quality materials, this pair can be purchased at an affordable price point. Another striking feature of this shoe is the presence of the full-length gumsole. This kind of sole complements the two-tone scheme of this shoe and further contributes to the plush look.

Additional Info

  • The rubber outsole of the Nike Air Force 1 High SE has pivot-points for sudden changes in direction on the court.
  • The upper is made with leather, synthetic or textile depending on the colorway.
  • The perforations on the toebox provide ventilation.
  • The Air cushioning is encapsulated in the Phylon midsole for an enhanced cushioning and support.
  • The tonal colorway is applied to the laces, tongue tag, ankle strap, stitching and on the Swoosh.